Suzuki Marks Milestone With KingQuads Staff
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New 400 and 750 models celebrate 25th anniversary of 1983 QuadRunner

To mark the 25th anniversary of the first four-wheeled ATV (the 1983 QuadRunner 125), Suzuki has launched a pair of new ATVs for 2008: the KingQuad 400 series and the KingQuad 750 AXi 4X4.

Suzuki has replaced the Eiger line with the KingQuad 400 series. This series features a T-shaped seat, a gate-type shift lever, a larger fuel tank, newly designed Maxxis tires and signature KingQuad headlights.

The KingQuad 400 is available as both a semi-automatic five speed (400FS) and as a fully automatic transmission (400AS), the latter features an advanced engine braking system.

Both new quads come with cargo racks on the front and rear and an additional four liters of storage space is available under the seat.

A wiring conduit comes pre-installed for winch mounting, as well mounting space for a solenoid.

The 400FS is available for US$5,249, while the 400AS will run US$5,399. Both are available in green and red, but for an additional US$300 Suzuki offers a camouflage version.

The KingQuad 750 AXi 4X4 is a beefed up version of the KingQuad 700. It features Suzuki’s QuadMatic automatic continuously variable transmission and torque-sensing limited-slip front differential. The front differential can be set in three different drive modes (two-wheel, four-wheel and differential-locked four-wheel drive) with push-button control on the handlebars.

The quad has independent front and rear suspension and the independent A-arms can be adjusted in five different ways. The damper’s spring rates have been updated for 2008, giving better drivability.

The fuel injected machine has a larger cylinder that delivers stronger power and torque throughout the power curve. The rpm limit has been increased to 7,000 for more power in low-traction conditions.

The 750 AXi is available for US$7,599. A special edition package, which includes brushed black bodywork and silver racks, costs US$7,899. Like the 400 series, the quads are available in green and red, while the camo will run an extra US$300. Staff Staff

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